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B-
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    C
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    C
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    C-
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    NG
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Hickory Career and Arts Magnet School is a public, magnet school located in Hickory, NC. It has 164 students in grades 6-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 7 to 1. According to state test scores, 25% of students are at least proficient in math and 55% in reading.

Hickory Career and Arts Magnet School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
55%
Percent Proficient - Math
25%
Average Graduation Rate
85%
Average SAT
Average ACT
17
9 responses
AP Enrollment
4%
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Living in the Area
A-
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$44,366
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$687
National
$949
Median Home Value
$163,700
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C-
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Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
164
Free or Reduced Lunch
93%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
7:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$42,660
Teachers in First/Second Year
8.4%
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Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
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Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
$8,230/ year
National
$12,239
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The drama department was spectacular! The administration was involved and supportive of all students. The students were close knit and supportive of each other.
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I've been a student since last year and I love this highschool. There isn't a single teacher there that cares more about her paycheck or ignores the students. The teachers truly care about the students. The school is known for its diverse and self-expressive environment. The one thing I would change is the size of the school, it feels a bit crowded with the amount of students we have.
This school doesn’t teach the required amount to know the material on tests. After my my freshman year I had to move to Alabama where I am currently lost because I never had to write more than a page in my life, I don’t know what a proof is, I never had to do work fast, and I’m not used to this much homework. This school system gave me many bad habits which are currently affecting me as my sophomore year at my current school.